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Research Technician

Intravacc is specialized in the development and production of vaccines that are valuable for global healthcare. As an established Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with over 100 years of experience, Intravacc offers a wide range of expertise to independently develop and manufacture innovative vaccines for partners around the world, including (inter)national governments, public health organizations (WHO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

 

The position

The department Product Characterization & Formulation (PCF) focuses on the development of analytical methods and stable formulations for vaccine candidates. The quality, efficacy and safety of these vaccine candidates are assessed by biochemical and immunological techniques and by pre-clinical and clinical studies.

To strengthen the PCF department, we are looking for a full-time research technician in the Biochemistry & Biophysics team. In this function, you play a central role in the development of analytical methods to assess the quality of vaccine candidates.

Key activities include:

  • The development of immunochemical, immunological and molecular assays, such as ELISA, qPCR, flow cytometry, gel electrophoresis, total protein determination, virus titration, enzyme activity assays, virus neutralization assays and serum bactericidal assays
  • Sample measurement of experimental candidate vaccine batches and formulation studies
  • Design and execution of assay validation studies
  • Writing standard operating procedures, analyzing research data and drafting reports

 

Your profile

You are an enthusiastic research technician with a high sense of responsibility, who can work independently but also in a team. You are willing to serve the vaccine development projects by delivering project tasks within time.

 

Requirements

  • Completed education (HBO BSc or university MSc) in the field of life sciences, biology, medical biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or pharmacy
  • Relevant research experience with a strong biochemical and immunological background of at least 3 years
  • Familiar with biochemical and immunological techniques, such as ELISA, qPCR, flow cytometry, Elispot, and Western blotting, and cell culture
  • Proficient in written and oral English
  • Experience in working in a BSL 2 laboratory is an advantage
  • A laboratory animal science course (LAS) certificate (article 9) is an advantage
  • Experience in performing and setting up bactericidal (SBA) and/or virus neutralization assays (VNT) is an advantage
  • Familiarity with GMP regulations in the pharmaceutical industry is an advantage

 

Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills and team player
  • Proactive and independent
  • Organizational and coordination skills
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, coordinate, manage and execute assigned tasks
  • Flexible and agile, capable of handling changing priorities

 

Key words

Vaccine development, biochemistry, immunology, ELISA, qPCR, cell culture, flow cytometry and cell culture.

 

Our offer

You will become part of an enthusiastic team within an innovative growing company that makes a substantial contribution to global healthcare. You will have plenty of opportunities to further professionalize the organization and to develop yourself – both technically and personally.

A long-term position with initial employment for 1 year. We offer a good salary, dependent on education and experience, including 8% holiday allowance and an additional 8.3 % End of Year payment.

 

 

Information

For further information about the position, you can contact Bernard Metz, Director Product Characterization & Formulation (telephone: 030-79 20 485, email: bernard.metz@intravacc.nl).

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please send an email to Human Resources, personeelszaken@intravacc.nl

 

Application

Do you recognize yourself in this vacancy? Then you might become our new colleague!

Send your resume and motivation letter to personeelszaken@intravacc.nl

Do not wait too long because the vacancy will close as soon as we have found the right candidate.

 

 

No agencies, please

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